North Creek, NY, Mar 27, 2009 — Mark Bergman is a realtor with his own agency in North Creek. As part of our series A Year of Hard Choices, he gives us a perspective on the real estate industry and being self-employed in this economy. He sells second homes... or, as you'll hear, he's trying to. The market's all but dried up. Realty is Bergman's second career. He started out on a corporate path - working in high tech sales and product development for Xerox and Motorola. But one month after the attacks of September 11, 2001, he was laid off. And he tells Jonathan Brown that the experience left him determined to be his own boss.